Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain Vest review

Lightweight protection paired with a near-perfect fit and a flattering silhouette

Josh wearing the Sportful Faindre Light NoRain Vest over a yellow jersey, stood in front of bushes. Image is overlaid with a five-star badge
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

There are some pieces of cycling clothing that fit perfectly and feel amazing to wear. The Sportful Fiandre Light No Rain Vest is one of those pieces and it brings with it quality pockets and light weather protection


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    - Big tooth zipper

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    - Stretchy material

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    - Pockets for the times you plan to leave your vest on

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    - Good elastic at the arms


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    - Although stretchy, the pockets are narrow

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There's a huge range of options when it comes to the best gilet for cycling. Some of them are surprisingly warm, others are waterproof, and some are better for emergency showers. One popular use is as a way to extend the use of summer jerseys into the spring and fall. When it's just a little too cold for a summer cycling jersey but not so warm that it makes sense to carry a jacket. Pair a vest like that with a set of the best arm warmers and you can do a lot without the expense of full winter gear. 

The Sportful Faindre Light NoRain gilet is a vest along those lines. It adds a bit of warmth but not too much. Keep reading to see how we think it might fit into your riding wardrobe. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx